Eastern Oregon University

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Eastern Oregon University, also known as EOU, is a four-year university that resides in La Grande, Oregon. As a member of the Oregon University System, EOU one of seven universities funded by the State of Oregon and offers both bachelor’s and master’s degree programs.

La Grande, Oregon is conveniently located in the Blue Mountain area, just a few hours from several key cities. To can travel to La Grande from Portland, Oregon in about four hours; Boise, Idaho in three; Seattle, Washington in five; and Spokane, Washington in four. EOU has about 1,650 on-campus students and nearly 2,100 students when includes those enrolled in the University’s distance education programs.

There are 26 buildings on EOU’s campus. Four of them are co-ed housing units: Alikut Hall, Daugherty Hall, Hunt Hall and North Hall. The National Register of Historic Places lists EOU’s administration building, Inlow Hall, as a site worthy of preservation.

Eastern Oregon University is made up of three colleges: College of Arts & Sciences, College of Business, and College of Education. Programs offered through these colleges include various bachelor’s degrees as well as Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Arts in Teaching, and Master of Education degrees. Gresham, Oregon is home to a secondary EOU campus where students can participate in live business and elementary education programs. Other popular areas of study at EOU include agricultural science, dental hygiene, military science, and nursing, along with eight distance education programs students can use to get a degree.

General Information

Admission Office

One University Boulevard

Inlow Hall, Room 101

La Grande, OR 97850

(541) 962-3393

(800) 452-8639

Fax: (541) 962-3418

[email protected]

Contact: Michael Dannells

Director of Admissions
Main Address

One University Boulevard

La Grande, OR 97850

(541) 962-3672


Total undergrads: 3,127

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 350

Degree-seeking undergrads: 2,823

Graduate enrollment: 539


Rural setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $50

Online application fee: $50
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 39%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 58%

College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Agricultural Business B
Agricultural Economics B
Agronomy/Crop Science B
Range Science/Management B
Soil Science and Agronomy B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Drama/Theater Arts B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Music – General B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business – General B
Business Administration/Management B
Business/Managerial Economics B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B
Computer/Information Sciences – General B
Web/Multimedia Design B


ESL Teacher Education B
Early Childhood Education B
Education – General B
Elementary Education B
German Teacher Education B
Junior High Education B
Science Teacher Education B
Secondary Education B
Social Science Teacher Education B
Social Studies Teacher Education B
Spanish Language Teacher Education B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Nursing (RN) B
Nursing – Preoperative/Surgical B
Ophthalmic Laboratory Technology B
Predentistry B
Premedicine B
Prepharmacy B
Preveterinary Medicine B


History – General B

Law & Legal Studies

Prelaw B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences B


Mathematics – General B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Natural Resources & Conservation – General B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Health/Physical Fitness B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Physics B


Psychology – General B

Security & Protective Services

Fire Services Administration B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

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